About This Chapter
Professional Foundations: Learning Strategies--Chapter Summary
The lessons and quizzes in this chapter can help you understand how educational psychology works in a school setting, with information on what a school psychologist does, the role of a supervisor and the significance of lifelong learning and professional growth. One lesson looks at a few of the issues that those in this profession deal with, such as poverty.
You'll also get an overview of ways to apply school psychology in the classroom. These lessons will prepare you to:
- Describe why advocating for families and children is important work
- Understand how psychology can be used in the classroom
- Explain the history of psychology in education
- Discuss professional growth opportunities for those in the field
- Look at the value of supervision and mentoring for school psychologists
Our instructors have designed lessons and quizzes that make learning fun, while providing the information you need. Each lesson is accompanied by a written transcript, some with links to text lessons that provide supplemental information. If you need additional help mastering these concepts, the instructor is available to answer questions.
1. The Importance of Advocating for Children & Families
In the bureaucratized education system we work in today, it is often possible for students' needs to be ignored. In this lesson, we discuss the importance of advocating for students and their families.
2. Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom
What is educational psychology? Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular area of study and application.
3. The History of School Psychology
School psychology is a relatively new and fascinating field of practice designed to help support the needs of students. This lesson will explore the history of school psychology and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.
4. The Importance of Lifelong Learning & Professional Growth in Psychology
This lesson will discuss the importance of lifelong learning and professional growth for the school psychologist as well as reasons why lifelong learning is important and suggestions for fostering professional growth.
5. Supervision & Mentoring in School Psychology
This lesson defines 'supervision' and 'mentoring', and their importance as they relate to a person beginning his or her career as a school psychologist. We will learn the difference between these two necessary training components, and also how they complement each other.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Praxis School Psychologist (5402): Practice & Study Guide course
- Problem Identification in School Psychology
- Theories of Intelligence
- Developmental Psychology & Measurement
- Assessment & Problem Analysis in School Psychology
- Knowledge of Measurement Theory & Principles
- Psychological Assessment of Special Populations
- Psychological Consultation & Collaboration in School Settings
- Developing Academic Skills
- Goal Setting & Student Motivation
- Academic Success & Failure
- Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Preventive Strategies for the Classroom
- School-Based Intervention & Techniques
- Child & Adolescent Psychopathology
- School-wide Practices to Promote Learning
- Preventive & Responsive Schools Services
- Family-School Collaboration Services
- Individual Learning Characteristics
- Effect of Cultural & Background Differences on Education
- Diversity in Development & Learning
- Education Research & Program Evaluation
- Ethical Principles in Psychology
- Legal Issues in Psychology
- Case Law in Education Psychology
- Praxis School Psychologist Flashcards